All eyes will be on Calvin Abuiva and Ray Parks in the role of Phoenix and TNT in the Philippine Basketball Cup semifinals.
It will be the first time the two stars have met in PBA since May of last year, when Parks – then still with Blackwater – claimed that Abueva made lewd gestures towards his girlfriend..
The incident had major repercussions for Abuiva, who was subjected to an indefinite suspension by the National Basketball Association which lasted for 16 months..
But as his one-on-one confrontation against Parks proved an interesting plot in the semifinals, Abuiva simply said it was all about the team that comes out on top..
« This isn’t about me or about it. This is about team competition. « I’ve already moved on from this case, » Abueva told Sports Page in the Philippines..
« In this series, teams, not individuals, fight. The team that plays the best will win.
Interestingly, TNT was the last team Abuiva faced before being banned as it turned out that his washing line hit on import Terence Jones was the last straw for PBA to drop the hammer on Phoenix ace.
TNT has made several big moves to strengthen its squad, including the acquisition of Parks, which averages 20. 1 point and 7. 9 follow-ups this season.
Meanwhile, Phoenix failed to qualify for the qualifiers at the Abuiva conferences.
But Abueva has a blanket login for the numbers 12. 6 points, 10. 3 rebounds, 6. 0 assists, and 1. 4 Steal Since his return, Phoenix has emerged as a strong contender for the Pan-Philippine crown.
Delfin Dioquino had dreamed of being a PBA player, but he didn’t have the skills for it. So he pursued the best thing after being an athlete – writing about them.
He studied journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler once he graduated in 2017.
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